Buyer, HVAC & Thermal

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Fisker Inc

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Role Overview
As a Buyer, HVAC & Thermal, you will manage the Purchasing life cycle for production parts for vehicle projects for the Powertrain commodity. Responsibilities will cover (but are not limited to) e-compressors, heaters, pumps, condensers. This role requires exceptional communication, negotiation, and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources, and solve problems quickly and effectively. A dedicated team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position.
Responsibilities
  • Development of procurement strategy, establishment of purchasing budgets, plans, policies, systems, and procedures within the organization
  • Negotiate key contracts to optimize value
  • Develop business intelligence based on continuous market analysis, monitoring and forecasting against variable market conditions
  • Negotiate contractual terms and interpret existing contract frameworks, demonstrating an understanding of legal principles
  • Build internal relationships, assessing the capabilities of suppliers
  • Create supplier scorecards to drive for continuous improvement and creation of best practice-based processes and procedures
  • Program gateway delivery and reporting
  • Ensure that internal operations and supplier activities are conducted in an ethical, responsible manner, using ISO2600/20400 as a basis
  • Product definition, attributes, and specification cascade for sourcing activities
  • Program metrics generation, including timing, delivery status, cost status
Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management and/or Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of the automotive battery supply landscape and strong experience of negotiation and creation of supply agreements with battery suppliers
  • Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in the automotive industry, preferable experience with procuring HVAC/Thermal related component and products
  • Knowledge of relevant automotive industry standards such as: ISO 9001, TS16949, ISO2600/20400
  • Proficient in the application of vehicle project management strategies
  • Experience in the application of PPAP processes in the supplier base
  • Problem solving; 8D, Practical problem-solving capability
  • Proven history of working within automotive organizations
  • Superior relationship skills in creating and fostering working relationships within Purchasing, internal business areas and supplier
  • Ability to make strategic sourcing recommendations and take appropriate action
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Deep knowledge of sourcing, procurement principles, procurement systems and large company best practices
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Independent / self-starter
  • Fluent spoken and written English
Preferred Attributes/ Competencies
  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.
  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.
  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way
  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from various sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization’s global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.
Additional Requirements.
  • Must be willing to travel both domestically, as well as internationally, as required
Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
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